Our quest for adventure continues in the Pacific Northwest. This time, we decided on Victoria, B.C. It’s a quaint town off the southern tip of Vancouver island, and also happens to be the capital city of British Columbia. What attracted us to Victoria was the British charm without the flight to the U.K. I must preface with saying that the sites and activities we visited can be enjoyed with or without kids.
Our philosophy is that we love traveling so much that we aren’t going to stop just because we had kids. They’re just going to have to come along with us, and enjoy the ride. We still go to museums, tour castles/old homes (one of our fav activities) and nice meals that aren’t necessarily kid friendly. I can share my tips on how to go out with minimal stress.
Going to the spa is such a treat not only for your body but also your mind. I usually go to the spa for massages or body treatments, but wanted to start the new year with a rejuvenating facial. Since moving to Seattle, I have spent a lot of time researching and reading reviews on spas in the area, services provided and amenities offered. I was constantly coming across Penelope and the Beauty Bar, so I knew I had to plan a day.
I invited my friend Nadia along with me to experience the Penelope Signature Facial and Jade infrared pod session. As we arrived to the Fairmont Olympic hotel, the valet greeted us, and took my car. We entered the hotel, and took a left towards the spa.
A hidden gem tucked away off Icicle Road and from the busy traffic lies the cozy Sleeping Lady Resort. As we drove in through the fog, the resorts sign was revealed like a warm welcome as we approached. This is the resort we chose to stay at for our weekend getaway to Leavenworth, WA. The resort is conveniently located about 3.5 miles from the village.